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Shanghai Mapping - A City Where Planning Does Exist

Asia | Shanghai

After a short foray into the United States, looking at Philadelphia and Miami, TheCityPlan now turns once again to the Far East, where after Peking, we now explore another great Chinese city, Shanghai.

Unquestionably the financial capital of China, Shanghai has around 24 million inhabitants, making it the country’s second most populous megalopolis after the administrative capital, Peking.

As usual, our considerations will be based on 5 maps modelled on GIS data. The population map is the key to understanding the others, which look respectively at service provision, geographical features, public transport, and natural greenery. The population map shows that unlike many cities, Shanghai does not have a low-density urban core. Nor is its densely populated urban centre limited to a small central area but rather is a huge swathe with very similar density...

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